Welcome to Saplings Nursery
In the first half term in Nursery our topic is “Why do you love me so much”
We are going to explore the questions “What is special about me?” and “How do we show that we care?” This topic is about love, families and how people are the same and different.
Towards the end of half term we will be learning about autumn and sharing the story of ‘Leaf Man’. We will use this book to investigate the wonderful changes that happen during autumn. We will be exploring numbers through the maths site Ten Town. The children will have the opportunity to recognise numbers, practise writing them and sing lots of fun songs. We will focus on related story books such as One Ted Falls Out of Bed and 10 Shiny Snails.
In the second half of autumn term our topic is “Is it shiny?” We will be looking at objects and materials that are shiny. The children will be given lots of opportunities for recognising, investigating and sorting different shiny objects and materials. We will of course be doing lots of exciting work linked to Christmas and the children will be learning listening to the Nativity story and finding out why we celebrate Christmas.
The nursery children will also be involved in the EYFS performance of the Nativity story during which we will be performing a special Christmas song.
We will be exploring numbers through the maths site Ten Town throughout Autumn term. The children will have the opportunity to recognise numbers, practise writing them and sing lots of fun songs. We will focus on related story books such as One Ted Falls Out of Bed and 10 Shiny Snails.
Spring term will begin with an exciting topic, Did dragons exist? Who used to live and work in castles? We will explore these questions and more in this topic about the fantastic world of castles and dragons. We will look at what it was like to live in a castle and the role of knights, princesses and princes. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and plan to have a party! We will continue to explore numbers and will be particularly focussing on counting groups of objects accurately.
This half term we will be investigating what happens in the world around us in the season of spring, such as new life and Easter celebrations. We will have our own frog spawn in nursery that we will observe changing into frogs and will also be growing our own plants.
Some of the books that we will be reading this half term are Jaspers Beanstalk and The Bunny who found Easter as well as a range of non-fiction books. We will be continuing with our number work through nursery rhymes such as five little ducks and five little speckled frogs.
Summer term will begin with “How does that building stay up?” topic where we will focus on building, structures, properties of materials and houses and homes. We will take a walk around the local area, looking at building types and spotting different materials. We will read the traditional tale of ‘The three little pigs’ and link this to talk for writing where the children will learn to retell the story themselves.
Summer term will end with lots of exercise! How high can I jump? How fast can I run? We will explore these questions and complete lots of fun activities linked to sport, movement and physical challenge. Maths will be on the move this half term and sports day will be a date for the diary.
Alongside this we encourage child initiated learning and plan the curriculum around the children’s interests and fascinations.
In our Saplings Nursery there are both part time and full time places available. We are offering 30 hours education (full time) in Saplings Nursery for those children who are eligible. From the term after your child turns 3 until they start full time school, children from working families will be entitled to attend our Nursery full time.
For more information upon eligibility and our Park End Primary School offer, you can download our booklet here, or, for more information upon how to apply, follow the link below.
Our admissions policies for Saplings Nursery can be found below.
Please note that a place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in school.